Cape Town - South Africa won the toss and sent India in to bat in the third
one-day international at Newlands on Wednesday seeking to get back into
LIVE: Proteas v India, 3rd ODI
With India having won the first two matches
comfortably by chasing down targets, South African captain Aiden Markram
admitted: "We understand India do chase well but we think there might
be a bit of assistance for the bowlers up front and then it should be a
very good wicket."
Indian captain Virat Kohli said: "We wanted to
bat first, to change things up a bit. It looks a good batting track. We
thought it might do more under lights with two new balls."
said India wanted to post a good total and then challenge an
inexperienced South African batting line-up to chase a target.
India were unchanged for the third successive match.
South Africa made three changes.
was due to open the batting, as he does in Test matches and domestic
one-day games, following a wrist injury which ruled Quinton de Kock out
of the rest of the series, as well as three Twenty20 internationals
which follow the one-day matches.
Heinrich Klaasen, 26, will make
his international debut, taking over the wicketkeeping gloves from De
Kock and batting in a middle order severely weakened by injuries to AB
de Villiers and regular captain Faf du Plessis.
Klaasen toured New
Zealand last year as back-up wicketkeeper but did not play in a game.
He is a capable batsman who scored 522 runs at an average of 52.20 in
South Africa's recently completed domestic one-day competition.
bowler Lungi Ngidi, who has already played in Tests and Twenty20
internationals, was making his one-day international debut in place of
Morne Morkel, while all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo replaced wrist
spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.
Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram (captain), JP Duminy, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wkt), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal